October 01, 2007 12:00 PM

21 SCOOP

Vanessa Hudgens gets advice from Vanessa Williams … Mary-Louise Parker adopts … Another bad week for Britney Spears … Dane Cook relates to women

120 COVER

Jenny McCarthy describes her autistic son’s amazing progress—and how boyfriend Jim Carrey helps them both

66 One fire, three nooses and six young black defendants divide Jena, La.

70 The small screen’s big stars go glam at the Emmys

83 Police arrest O.J. Simpson and say he was the ringleader of an armed robbery

87 Back in England, the McCanns press the search for Madeleine

91 Big hair, spangly dresses and karaoke: Country star Reba McEntire looks back on her life in pictures

96 Searchers fail to find Steve Fossett weeks after the adventurer’s single-engine plane vanished in the Nevada desert

101 Hollywood invades the Toronto International Film Festival

104 Jennie Garth and Peter Facinelli revel in their happy marriage

111 Today show wedding couples update what’s new since swapping vows

130 Missouri toddler Ryan Fuchs trades toe bones for new fingers

134 Bette Midler steps out with her spitting image: 20-year-old daughter Sophie

137 David Colby, once a top managed health-care CFO, is accused of seducing a series of women with phony promises

140 Are microwave popcorn lovers at risk for lung disease?

143 BODYWATCH

Ashanti talks about the pressure to be thin, and TV’s new action women reveal how they got buff

146 HEROES AMONG US

Pennsylvania’s Central York High School football team plays for a cause: a 7-year-old boy with cancer

161 Texas bird-lover Jim Stevenson causes an uproar when he shoots a neighborhood cat

165 TV’s style guru, Tim Gunn, offers a peek into his tiny closet filled with—wait for it—wire hangers!

168 Viggo Mortensen bares all in his new thriller Eastern Promises

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

MAILBAG 6

INSIDE PEOPLE 9

STAR TRACKS 10

SCOOP 21

REVIEWS 35

INSIDER 65

PASSAGES 119

PUZZLER 148

STYLE WATCH 151

CHATTER 170

ON THE COVER Photograph by Kwaku Alston. Hair: Jo Jo McCarthy; Makeup: Justin Pressnell; Stylist: Robyn Goldberg/Celestine Agency; (Jenny) Sweater: BCBG MaxAzria. Insets (from top): Everton/AP; Chris Pizzello/AP; Landov

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